smap 15-003A/40376

From: Tristan Cools via Seesat-l <>
Date: Sun, 7 Jan 2018 18:23:28 +0100
Hi all,

My first satellite observation of 2018 today at 16:56UTC: 2015-03A/40376 or
the NASA satellite Smap is tumbling with a period of about 1s.  No
chronograph with me.

The satellite was already a failure almost 6 months after launch, it had a
large dish antenna.  I wonder, with a tumble like that why it hasn't been
torn of in the meantime...


Tristan Cools
BWGS-Belgian Working Group Satelites
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